Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa

Media and cultural diversity

The Pacific Journalism Review: Te Koakoa is a peer-reviewed journal examining media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Founded by Professor David Robie in 1994 at the University of Papua New Guinea, it was later published at the University of the South Pacific. PJR was published between 2007 and 2020 by the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. From 2021 it is being published by Asia Pacific Media Network | Te Koakoa Incorporated in association with Tuwhera Publishing at AUT and the University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme. PJR is a ranked journal with DOAJ, SCOPUS metrics and Web of Science. The journal has published 465 double blind peer-reviewed research articles and has 2586 citations (Source:, 2022).

Current edition: Governance, disinformation and training - 29(1&2) 2023
|Next PJR edition - 30(2) 2024: Call for Pacific International Media Conference papers - Deadline for PJR: 31 August 2024

The 2024 Pacific International Media Conference, Suva, Fiji, 4-6 July 2024. Website:



PJR February 2017 launch


Current Issue

Vol. 29 No. 1 & 2 (2023): Governance, disinformation and training
Published: 31-07-2023
PJR cover 29(1&2)

Edition editors: David Robie and Philip Cass

Pacific Journalism Review's roots are firmly based in the Wansolwara—the Pacific—but this edition truly reflects our global range of interests, with contributions from authors in Indonesia, Malaysia, Fiji, Hawai’i, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. PJR is delighted to bring you a range of global perspectives on the media and journalism and to connect scholars and practitioners, covering everything from conspiracy theories and corruption to newsroom practice, employment, training and much more in between. Although we are separated geographically we all share common interests and common concerns. As this edition of PJR, once again produced under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Media Network, goes out, the world continues to face threats from war, climate change, disease and the resurgence of rightwing regimes. Journalists are faced with far more dangerous working environments and uncertain employment, while academics are faced with closures of departments, cuts to funding and research and an apparent lack of understanding about the value of tertiary education from those who hold the purse strings

Editor: Philip Cass
Associate and founding editor: David Robie
Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
Assistant editors: Khairiah A. Rahman, Nicole Gooch
Reviews editor: Philip Cass
Online edition editor: David Robie
Designer: Del Abcede
Proof readers: Linnéa Eltes and Heather Devere
Cover design: Del Abcede
Cover photo: Stoen/MACFEST2023
Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
Print edition: PinkLime

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